re-animated perception


"Children's native capacity for participatory consciousness" has been highly damaged through Western schooling processes. The key to mitigating the effect of the "normally disembodied perception is reversing the habitual superimposition of the conceptual over the perceptual" (Bai, 2009, p. 136; see also, Bai, 2001; Payne, 2005a; Smith, 2006).


Bai refers to this (renewed) connection as re-animation of perception, a process that enables a change in "the very modality of perception" (p. 136).